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Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

By   /  December 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Latest Housing Affordability Measure (HAM) released

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 12 December 2018 HAM is an experimental housing affordability measure consisting of two indicators, one that tracks affordability for potential first-home buyers and one that tracks affordability for renters. For each indicator, it calculates the share of households that have less than average income after housing costs […]

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ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

By   /  December 11, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on ACC levies for the next two years confirmed

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 11 December 2018 The Government has announced the new ACC levies for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 years. Key aspects of the new levies are: the average Work levies paid by employers and self-employed people will decrease from 72 cents to 67 cents per $100 of liable earnings […]

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Latest data from CERT NZ shows simple measures can prevent business compromise

By   /  December 7, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Latest data from CERT NZ shows simple measures can prevent business compromise

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development A new report released today highlights how basic measures continue to sit at the centre of protecting New Zealanders and their businesses from online threats. CERT NZ’s latest report reveals case studies of two New Zealand businesses impacted by significant security breaches, detailing how attackers gained access to […]

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Parliament passes changes to Employment Relations Act

By   /  December 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Parliament passes changes to Employment Relations Act

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 6 December 2018 The Employment Relations Amendment Act 2018, passed into law by Parliament yesterday, introduces a number of employment law changes that aim to improve fairness in the workplace and deliver decent work conditions and fair wages. These changes reflect the Government’s 100-day commitments in workplace […]

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Changes to Electrical Worker and Licensed Building Practitioner fees

By   /  December 4, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Changes to Electrical Worker and Licensed Building Practitioner fees

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 4 December 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) ran a consultation in June to review the fees and levies for the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme and Electrical Workers (EW) licensing and registration fees. From this process, new fees will be set in place […]

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Report released that outlines progress towards the identification of potentially earthquake-prone buildings

By   /  November 28, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Report released that outlines progress towards the identification of potentially earthquake-prone buildings

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 28 November 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released a report that outlines progress towards the identification of potentially earthquake-prone buildings. The Building Act 2004 requires all territorial authorities with an area of high seismic risk in their district to report annually to […]

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Christchurch man fined for employing unlicensed student to carry out electrical work

By   /  November 27, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Christchurch man fined for employing unlicensed student to carry out electrical work

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development An unlicensed electrical worker has been prosecuted and fined $2550 in the Christchurch District Court for permitting a University student to carry out prescribed electrical work on his property. “Tu Nguyen employed the student despite having hired an electrical company to complete the electrical work on his property,” […]

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Important changes made to criteria for Tourism Infrastructure Fund

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Important changes made to criteria for Tourism Infrastructure Fund

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 26 November 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) have worked in partnership to improve access to funding for critical tourism infrastructure, Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. The Tourism Infrastructure Fund provides funding for the development of tourism-related […]

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$49 million Investment contract for Antarctic Science Platform finalised

By   /  November 26, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector, Science innovation news  /  Comments Off on $49 million Investment contract for Antarctic Science Platform finalised

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 26 November 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has signed a $49 million investment contract with Antarctica New Zealand to deliver underpinning, longer-term Antarctic science with critical benefits for New Zealand. The Antarctic Science Platform will bring together researchers, information and knowledge to maximise […]

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Government releases issues paper as part of the review of the Copyright Act 1994

By   /  November 23, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Government releases issues paper as part of the review of the Copyright Act 1994

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 23 November 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an issues paper on the review of the Copyright Act 1994. This is the first stage of public consultation on the Copyright Act, which involves identifying problems with the way the Act is working, […]

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Job advertisements continue to rise in October

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Job advertisements continue to rise in October

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 21 November 2018 The number of online job advertisements rose by 0.8 per cent in the month of October 2018 and 9.4 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. Vacancies increased across all […]

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Otaki man fined for unlicensed electrical work

By   /  November 21, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Otaki man fined for unlicensed electrical work

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 21 November 2018 Unlicensed electrical worker Dmitri Fedoulov has been fined in the Wellington District Court for undertaking prescribed electrical work (PEW) on his own property. Mr Fedoulov has been ordered to pay $1900 plus costs for carrying out the electrical installation of his residential garage while […]

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Research to combat myrtle rust and kauri dieback

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector, Science innovation news  /  Comments Off on Research to combat myrtle rust and kauri dieback

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 20 November 2018 A funding increase of $13.75 million over three years has been announced for research to combat kauri dieback and myrtle rust. There is a critical need for a surge investment in research that will generate long-term solutions to the spread of kauri dieback and […]

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National Science Challenges mid-way review results

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on National Science Challenges mid-way review results

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 17 November 2018 New Zealand’s 11 National Science Challenges, which are working to address some of the country’s biggest science-based challenges, have received $422.5m in a second tranche of funding. The Science Board, responsible for investing Government funds in research, science and technology, approved the second instalment […]

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International visitor spending shows strong growth

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on International visitor spending shows strong growth

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 15 November 2018 The latest International Visitor Survey results released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment show spending by international visitors increased seven per cent to $11.1 billion for the year to September 2018. MBIE’s Manager of Business and Economic Development, Dr Antony Kennedy […]

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Seamless services to business and citizens thanks to Government working collaboratively

By   /  November 13, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Seamless services to business and citizens thanks to Government working collaboratively

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 13 November 2018 Using AI to assist digital navigation across government websites, supporting identity verification for New Zealanders, and enabling better mobility for citizens that require assistance all featured in a collaborative digital initiatives showcase held in Wellington on 12 November. The showcase called “Working together as […]

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MBIE decision on aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates

By   /  November 12, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on MBIE decision on aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 12 November 2018 All six of the original aluminium composite panel (ACP) CodeMark certificates suspended in July, have been removed from the CodeMark register, with each certificate either being revoked by MBIE, withdrawn by the manufacturer, or reissued as a new certificate following revision. The decision to […]

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Sole director fined for fraudulent building compliance paperwork

By   /  November 8, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Sole director fined for fraudulent building compliance paperwork

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development An Auckland man has been found guilty in the Manukau District Court for using a Licensed Building Practitioner’s (LBP’s) name and licence number on documentation that the LBP had no involvement with. Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Investigations Team Leader Simon Thomas says, “Mr Itula Ropati, […]

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Temporary migrant worker exploitation review begins

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Temporary migrant worker exploitation review begins

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On: 6 November 2018 The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has begun an in-depth policy and operational review to better understand temporary migrant worker exploitation in New Zealand and identify impactful and enduring solutions. As part of the review, we are: commissioning wide-ranging research on the […]

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Business meetings and $4 million to strengthen Māori science and innovation roll out

By   /  November 6, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Economy, KB, KB, New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development, Public Sector  /  Comments Off on Business meetings and $4 million to strengthen Māori science and innovation roll out

Source: New Zealand Ministry of Economic Development On the eve of calling for registrations to attend a series of regional Māori business meetings in Tauranga, Gisborne, Hastings and Nelson, applications are also invited for funding in the 2019 round of Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund. Te Pūnaha Hihiko: Vision Mātauranga Capability Fund invests […]

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